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Young Frankenstein ()


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An American grandson of the infamous scientist, struggling to prove that his grandfather was not as insane as people believe, is invited to Transylvania, where he discovers the process that... See more »

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Dr. Frederick Frankenstein
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The Monster
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Igor
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Elizabeth
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Frau Blücher
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Inga
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Inspector Kemp
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Herr Falkstein
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Mr. Hilltop
Danny Goldman ...
Medical Student
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Sadistic Jailor (as Oscar Beregi)
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Village Elder
Richard Roth ...
Insp. Kemp's Aide
Monte Landis ...
Gravedigger
Rusty Blitz ...
Gravedigger
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Little Girl
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Blindman
John Madison ...
Villager
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Orderly in Frankenstein's Class
Rick Norman ...
Villager
Rolfe Sedan ...
Train Conductor
Terence Pushman ...
Villager (as Terrence Pushman)
Randolph Dobbs ...
Third Villager - Joe
Norbert Schiller ...
Emcee at Frankenstein's Show
Pat O'Hara ...
Villager (as Patrick O'Hara)
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Helga's Father
Lidia Kristen ...
Helga's Mother
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Second Villager (uncredited)
Alex Ball ...
Villager (uncredited)
Benjie Bancroft ...
Theatre Goer (uncredited)
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Werewolf / Cat Hit by Dart / Victor Frankenstein (uncredited) (voice)
Robert Cole ...
Theatre Goer (uncredited)
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Frightened Villager (uncredited)
Peter Paul Eastman ...
Theatre Goer (uncredited)
Peter Halton ...
German Boy (uncredited) (voice)
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Theatre Goer (uncredited)
Lars Hensen ...
Theatre Goer (uncredited)
Kathryn Janssen ...
Theatre Goer (uncredited)
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Villager (uncredited)
Dale Johnson ...
Constable (uncredited)
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First Village Elder (uncredited)
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Theatre Goer (uncredited)
John Marlin ...
Spectator (uncredited)
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Medical Student (uncredited)
Ernesto Molinari ...
Theatre Goer (uncredited)
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Theatre Goer (uncredited)
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Theatre Goer (uncredited)
Clark Ross ...
Theatre Goer (uncredited)
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Train Passenger (uncredited)
Norman Stevans ...
Theatre Goer (uncredited)
Arthur Tovey ...
Member of Angry Mob (uncredited)
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Villager Screaming at the Monster From the Bars (uncredited)
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Villager (uncredited)

Directed by

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Mel Brooks

Written by

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Gene Wilder ... (screen story and screenplay) and
Mel Brooks ... (screen story and screenplay)
 
Mary Shelley ... (based on characters in the novel "Frankenstein" by) (as Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley)

Produced by

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Michael Gruskoff ... producer

Music by

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John Morris

Cinematography by

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Gerald Hirschfeld ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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John C. Howard

Editorial Department

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Stanford C. Allen ... assistant editor
William D. Gordean ... assistant editor

Casting By

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Jane Feinberg
Mike Fenton

Production Design by

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Dale Hennesy

Set Decoration by

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Robert De Vestel ... (as Bob de Vestel)

Costume Design by

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Dorothy Jeakins ... (costumes)

Makeup Department

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Edwin Butterworth ... makeup artist (as Ed Butterworth)
Mary Keats ... hairdresser
William Tuttle ... makeup creator

Production Management

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Frank Baur ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Marvin Miller ... assistant director
Barry Stern ... second assistant director
Michael Grillo ... second assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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Anthony Goldschmidt ... graphic design
Jack M. Marino ... property master (as Jack Marino)
Charles Sertin ... assistant property master
Hendrik Wynands ... construction coordinator (as Hank Wynands)
John Alvin ... poster artist (uncredited)
Edward T. McAvoy ... scenic artist (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Gene S. Cantamessa ... production mixer (as Gene Cantamessa)
Don Hall ... sound editor
Richard Portman ... production rerecording

Special Effects by

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Henry Millar Jr. ... special effects
Hal Millar ... special effects
Gary L. King ... special effects technician (uncredited)
Jay King ... special effects technician (uncredited)
Robert W. King ... special effects assistant (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Matthew Yuricich ... matte artist (uncredited)

Stunts

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Roger Creed ... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
Jesse Wayne ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Jim Plannette ... gaffer (as James Plannette)
Steve Stafford ... assistant camera
Richard Tim Vanik ... camera operator (as Tim Vanik)
Eric D. Andersen ... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Douglas Bolder ... best boy (uncredited)
John F. Ganther ... best boy (uncredited)
John Monte ... still photographer (uncredited)
Charles Record ... key grip (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Carolyn Ewart ... wardrobe: women
Phyllis Garr ... wardrobe: women
Dick James ... wardrobe: men
Ed Wynigear ... wardrobe: men

Music Department

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John Morris ... conductor / orchestrator
Jonathan Tunick ... orchestrator
John R. Harris ... music editor (uncredited)
Gerry Vinci ... musician: violin solo (uncredited)
Dan Wallin ... scoring mixer (uncredited)

Other crew

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Anthony Goldschmidt ... title designer
Ray Quiroz ... script supervisor
Don Archell ... stand-in: Marty Feldman (uncredited)
John Campbell ... unit publicist (uncredited)

Thanks

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Ken Strickfaden ... special thanks for original Frankenstein laboratory equipment (as Kenneth Strickfaden)
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Storyline

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Plot Summary

A young neurosurgeon (Gene Wilder) inherits the castle of his grandfather, the famous Dr. Victor von Frankenstein. In the castle he finds a funny hunchback called Igor, a pretty lab assistant named Inga and the old housekeeper, frau Blucher -iiiiihhh!-. Young Frankenstein believes that the work of his grandfather is only crap, but when he discovers the book where the mad doctor described his reanimation experiment, he suddenly changes his mind... Written by Flavio Rizzardi

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Taglines Come Early... Get a Seat! See more »
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Also Known As
  • Frankenstein junior (France)
  • Frankenstein Junior (Germany)
  • El jovencito Frankenstein (Spain)
  • Mladi Frankenstein (Slovenia)
  • Frankenstein junior (Canada, French title)
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Runtime
  • 106 min
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Box Office

Budget $2,800,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia When Mel Brooks was preparing for this film, he discovered that Ken Strickfaden, who'd made the elaborate electrical machinery for the lab sequences in the Universal Frankenstein films, was still alive, and living in the Los Angeles area. Brooks visited Strickfaden, and found that he had stored all the equipment in his garage. Brooks made a deal to rent the equipment, and gave Strickfaden the screen credit he hadn't gotten for the original films. See more »
Goofs In the chase scene in the woods, the Police Inspector's prosthetic arm "switches" from right to left. This was an intentional joke, much like Igor's hump. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Hollywood Burn (2006). See more »
Soundtracks Ah, Sweet Mystery of Life See more »
Crazy Credits The zero in the 20th Century Fox logo at the beginning is slightly tilted. See more »
Quotes Igor: You know, I'll never forget my old dad. When these things would happen to him... the things he'd say to me.
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: What did he say?
Igor: "What the hell are you doing in the bathroom day and night? Why don't you get out of there and give someone else a chance?"
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